Social distancing and Halloween

Social distancing and Halloween

Halloween is a unique day each year when people gather together for parties, parades and of course, trick-or-treating. October 31 is a day that most children eagerly await each year because it means an opportunity to don a costume and come home with bags full of sweet

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The Secret Garden: a place of healing during COVID-19

The Secret Garden: a place of healing during COVID-19

By Tiffani Angus, Senior lecturer in Creative Writing and Publishing, Anglia Ruskin University Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 children’s book The Secret Garden has once again been adapted for the screen. Critics have noted that the film about a healing garden has come just at the right time,

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How to reduce stress in the classroom

How to reduce stress in the classroom

By Bojana Petkovic Today’s educational system in combination with the global pandemic has pushed students into feeling higher degrees of stress than ever before. And stress has many side effects, such as dry mouth, nail-biting, shaking, frequent infections, increased heartbeat, bedwetting, headaches. It affects productivity, self-esteem, judgment, focus,

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How to foster a love of music in children

How to foster a love of music in children

Music enriches people’s lives in myriad ways. Age is of no consideration when it comes to benefitting from and appreciating music, but it seems that young people in particular have a lot to gain from music education. According to the New England Board of Higher Education, various

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7 Surprising Health Benefits of CBD Oil

7 Surprising Health Benefits of CBD Oil

By Kimberly Dawson Medicinal use of cannabis has been part of traditional healing for a long time. People who know about Cannabis are also aware of its psychological effects. It imparts a “high” feeling, sometimes triggering anxiety or fear. For this reason, the benefits it offers are

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As reopening begins in uncertain coronavirus times, you need emotional protective equipment, too

As reopening begins in uncertain coronavirus times, you need emotional protective equipment, too

By Claudia Finkelstein (Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Michigan State University), Jennifer E. Johnson (Professor of Public Health, Ob/Gyn and Psychiatry, Michigan State University, and Julia Felton (Assistant Professor in the Division of Public Health, Michigan State University) As millions across the U.S. prepare to return to

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The Unexpected Connection: Dancing in Cyberspace

The Unexpected Connection: Dancing in Cyberspace

By Margot Greenlee, Artistic Director, BodyWise Dance If you had told me on March 1 I’d be wearing a face mask to pick up milk, pulling on gloves to pump my gas and limiting in-person contact to my children before the month was out, I’d have looked at you

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Container gardening tips

Container gardening tips

Gardening is beneficial in various ways. The AARP states that some of the health perks associated with gardening include improved mood, increased vitamin D levels (which benefits bones and immune system) and reduced risk of dementia. In addition, if gardening efforts include growing herbs, fruits and vegetables,

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Try an Organic Perspective and Improve Your Children’s Health

Try an Organic Perspective and Improve Your Children’s Health

By Bojana Petkovic Parents’ biggest concern is the health and wellbeing of their children. Proper nutrition significantly influences overall health, so many parents try to install good habits on their young ones. Conventional food is often attractively wrapped and abundantly available. As tastes are concerned, it’s certainly

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